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Ira A. Robbins,
The TVD Interview

Friends groaned when it came time for me to move and they had to hoist those boxes of old Trouser Press magazines I’d saved: Was I really moving them again? Well, yes. From the late ’70s until 1984, the plucky magazine was an invaluable guide to not only the best of classic British rock, but […]

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Paul Collins,
The TVD Interview

In the annals of power pop, Paul Collins is up there with Dwight Twilley and Shoes, who both happen to appear on his new album. Collins’ work goes back to being a teenage member of the mid-1970s San Francisco band The Nerves, whose “Hanging on the Telephone” was recorded by Blondie. His own band The […]

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James Mastro,
The TVD Interview

A familiar figure on the New York rock scene since he was a teenager on Television guitarist Richard Lloyd’s solo debut, James Mastro went on to help found The Bongos and later the alt-country Health and Happiness Show before becoming an in-demand guitarist for other artists, from John Cale and Garland Jeffries to Alejandro Escovedo […]

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KMFDM’s
Sascha Konietzko,
The TVD Interview

In the enthralling realm of industrial music, few figures loom as large or carry as much influence as Sascha Konietzko. As the visionary founder and frontman of KMFDM, he has sculpted a sonic landscape that defies convention and embraces the avant-garde with unwavering ferocity. With a career spanning decades, Sascha’s indelible imprint on music reverberates […]

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Matthew Sweet,
The TVD Interview

I get a call from Omaha on a frigid Wednesday afternoon. For the last week or so, I’ve been revisiting Matthew Sweet’s discography. A cluster of Midwest tour dates are bringing the power pop legend back onstage mid-February. I tell him I’m looking forward to opening night in Kansas City and, happily, so is he. […]

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KMFDM’s Lucia Cifarelli, The TVD Interview

We’re ecstatic to unveil a no-holds-barred interview with the radiant Lucia Cifarelli, the voice that powers the legendary industrial rock leviathan, KMFDM. Since her fortuitous induction in 2002, Lucia has enveloped KMFDM with a whirlwind of creative energy, igniting their sound with her distinctive fiery spirit. Lucia Cifarelli’s potent vocals and lyrical prowess have not […]

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Rachael Sage,
The TVD Interview

In the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry, few artists possess the unyielding determination and artistic prowess that Rachael Sage embodies. Her multifaceted career has spanned over two decades, garnering critical acclaim and a fiercely dedicated fanbase. As I sat down with this indomitable singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer, the underlying theme of our conversation became […]

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Adrian Vandenberg,
The TVD Interview

Guitar virtuoso Adrian Vandenberg has been a prominent figure in the world of rock music for decades, thanks to his signature sound and technical prowess on the six string. Best known for his stint as one of the guitarists in Whitesnake during the late 1980s, Vandenberg has also made significant contributions to many other bands, […]

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Josie Cotton:
The TVD Interview

PHOTO: RIO WARNER | In the vibrant and ever-evolving music scene of the 1980s, one name shone brightly amidst a sea of artists, Josie Cotton. With her audacious new wave sound and captivating stage presence, Cotton quickly became an icon of the era. From her popular hits like “Johnny Are You Queer?” and “He Could […]

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Ben Christo,
The TVD Interview

Ben Christo may be one the best musicians you’ve never heard of—until now. From an early age, Christo had a passion for music as well as a deep appreciation for the guitarwork that permeated the pop airwaves of his generation. After a thrilling performance at a Christmas talent show, Ben knew music—and the guitar—were his […]

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Suede’s Mat Osman,
The TVD Interview

I catch Mat Osman on a Monday morning, but he’s in London, where it must be nearing teatime. He doesn’t sound as if he needs a pick-me-up; as soon as he picks up the phone we’re off to the races. “I spend all of my life talking,” he says, which is one of the reasons […]

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Julian Lennon,
The TVD Interview

PHOTOS: ROBERT ASHCROFT | “Get a little courage, find a little backbone,” urges Julian Lennon in “Every Little Moment,” the second track off his reflective new album Jude, in stores September 9th—and 10th on vinyl, in remembrance of his mother Cynthia Lennon’s birthday. Current and intensely relevant in its focuses of introspection and soul-searching—individually, and […]

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Victor DeLorenzo,
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PHOTO: NINA FERNANDEZ | Hatched via email between musicians, the new trio Night Crickets comprise the talents of Violent Femmes co-founder Victor DeLorenzo, David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, and multi-instrumentalist Darwin Meiners. Their debut release A Free Society, released earlier this year on CD has just been issued on vinyl this summer […]

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John Doe,
The TVD Interview

Singer, songwriter, author, and actor John Doe balances his busy summer playing with his pioneering punk band X, but also the inaugural tour of the John Doe Trio, on the heels of his latest album Fables in a Foreign Land, just out on Fat Possum Records. The man who helped write “Los Angeles” and personified […]

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Paul Morley,
The TVD Interview

The creation of the Manchester music scene in England can be traced in many ways to one man—a bespectacled TV journalist there named Tony Wilson. His work in signing Joy Division and creating Factory Records inspired dozens of other bands and made the industrial city in the North a kind of beacon for a type […]

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